Go Away Sickness, I’ve Got Plans!

After a solid 11 hours of sleep, I woke up this morning feeling much better and with a fever of only one degree higher than normal!



This is fantastic because…




The Jingle Bell 5K is today!! I know, I know. You guys are probably thinking more rest is in order, and I agree. However, there are several reasons why I’m thinking about running the race anyway:

  1. I feel better than I did yesterday!
  2. I had to drop out of the race last year
  3. The race is only 5 minutes away from my house – on foot
  4. The start time is at 1:00 pm

Yesterday involved little movement. At work, I was actually thankful no one stopped in to inquire about the gym. Once I picked up my race packet and headed home, I remained horizontal for the rest of the night watching VH1’s Entourage marathon. I tried walking Niko <—bad idea. I tried doing laundry <—bad idea. Ergo, I gave in and gave my body what it was loudly requesting –>REST! <—good idea 😉

Plus, my appetite was no where to be found yesterday!! It was craziness. And every time I did eat a little something, I experienced more stomach pain.



I wanted nothing more than to demolish this Fresh Market Vegetarian Pizza!!!


I didn’t get very far…

Luckily, my stomach troubles didn’t get in the way of the husband’s birthday on Friday.


While Shane was at work, I was up to birthday mischief!

I think this is his favorite present I’ve ever gotten him. Ever.


He’s thanked me at least 10 times this weekend. It’s the G25 wheel and clutch/shifter for car games.

Fast forward 5 hours of Shane playing Need for Speed, and it was wine time!


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We caught the very last rays from the sun as it was heading toward the west.




No, Niko! That’s my wine!

Clarabelle always gives us the stinkeye when she’s the only one not on the back patio.



After having one small pour on the patio, I took Shane to a little wine cafe here in town called, A Renee’s.



They have a wine shop attached to it – my favorite wine shop – and this year they opened a cafe!


While there, we split a cab franc and a petite syrah.


I loved the syrah! I must buy a bottle soon!

For dinner, we headed to Baxter’s, Shane’s favorite steak restaurant here in town.



It’s a pretty snazzy restaurant located next to the airport.



This is where my stomach started talking to me. However, it didn’t stop me from eating a roll and a half and ordering the only vegetarian thing on the menu:




Salad – imagine that! 😉 It was a delicious salad with apple and smoked gouda, though.

By this point, I wanted nothing more than to end the night with some half caff coffee.


The perfect way to finish off an indulgent night!

I’m sure glad my sickness waited until the end of the night to rear its ugly head. The weather also did a 180! On Friday it was in the 70’s and today, the high is only 40 something… That will sure make for a collllld run this afternoon! Better bundle up 😀 And after the run, my family is coming up for another birthday celebration for Shane! Hear that sickness? Go away, I’ve got plans 😀

Hey…I think that’s my appetite!! Better go test it out with some breakfast 🙂


13 Responses

  1. Sounds like you’ve thought it through and are making a good decision – Good luck on the 5K!

  2. Good luck on the 5k. Go for it!
    I love Syrah, too. It’s my favorite kind of wine.

  3. Aw you’re a good present-giver 😉 Ok for some reason I thought the thermometer was a pregnancy test & I was VERY confused. Have fun running & hope you feel ok!!

  4. A race that starts in the afternoon… .that’s just awesome!

    Good luck if you decide to run it! Just don’t push yourself… :p

  5. Sorry you have been sick. Ihave been too alll week.:(

    All the best on 5k. You are always good at listening to your body so I know you will be fine.

  6. I just saw your tweet about the 5K PR – looks like that sickness held off for just a little while. The rest must’ve done the trick 🙂

  7. Yum FM Veggie Pizza!! So nice to see you and Shane at the race today! Congrats on your time!! 🙂

  8. So funny- I thought that first picture was a pregnancy test hahahha. I was like well then. I hope you’re feeling better and were able to run your race. Way to do it up for the man’s birthday! Sounds like Shane and Josh have a lot in common. The veg pizza looks so good too

  9. Girl, if your temperature is like that, I should definitely think you’re safe for a 5k. I hope that you rocked it!

    What a gorgeous birthday celebration for your man 🙂

  10. Hope you had a great race today!!

  11. Hope the race went well? I also hope you are feeling better 🙂

    What a great birthday night you guys had….I love birthdays…and wine 😉


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